Davido, has condemned the lootings that trailed the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate Lagos.
Last Tuesday, soldiers had opened fire on protesters clamouring for police reform on the back of extrajudicial killings carried out by operatives of the now-defunct special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
Serial looting of private businesses, destruction of government properties, and burning of police stations had followed. This caused state governments to declare curfews of varying durations to restore normalcy to the economic hub of the nation.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Sunday evening, Davido described the attacks as “disrespect” to citizens who died in the course of achieving the goals of the #EndSARS protests.
“It is painful that what started as a peaceful protest has been hijacked and turned into complete Anarchy, in total disrespect to those that lost their lives during the Peaceful protest,” the singer wrote.
“This is def not the way to honour those that lost their lives while protesting peacefully. What is there to gain from burning and looting private businesses that provide employment to our own people??
“Or burgling or burning houses belong to innocent citizens?! Or burning Buses that our own people depend on for transport to go to work and go about their lives???
“Why burn police stations, when one of our demands was better police welfare and training??? Please stop stop stop stop! It all makes no sense whatsoever !! If you know anybody partaking in this, tell them to stop!!”
Analysts have variously condemned this total dislregard of law on the part of some bad eggs of the society and called for calm across the nation without which meaningful effect can be acheived.